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      Melissa McBride

      Melissa McBride

      Highest Rated: 89% Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

      Lowest Rated: 25% The Reconstruction of William Zero (2014)

      Birthday: May 23, 1965

      Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA

      There are times when people go from one side of a career path to another. A journalist may decide to go into public relations, for example. Melissa McBride did something along those lines when she went from being a casting director to being an actress. Instead of deciding who would appear in a certain show or movie, she was now at the whim of those who were once in her seat. The shift began when Frank Darabont cast her in a secondary role -- her character was merely known as 'Woman With Kids At Home' -- in his horror movie based on a Stephen King short story, "The Mist" (2007). That led to her getting a recurring role as Carol Peletier on Darabont's smash hit show about a zombie apocalypse "The Walking Dead" (AMC 2010-), where she eventually became a series regular. McBride, who was born in Lexington, Kentucky on May 23, 1965, had done some prior acting, with roles on Andy Griffith's legal drama "Matlock" (NBC 1986-92, ABC 1992-95) and Carroll O'Connor's police drama "In the Heat of the Night" (NBC 1988-92, CBS 1992-95). Though she landed other roles during the '90s, including episodes of the Chuck Norris action favorite "Walker Texas Ranger" (CBS 1993-2001) and teen soap sensation "Dawson's Creek" (WB 1998-2003), she turned her attention to her behind the scenes work as a casting director. After director Frank Darabont cast her in his horror film "The Mist" (2007), McBride played two small voice roles in the animated fantasy "Delgo" (2008) before joining Darabont's new series "The Walking Dead" (AMC 2010- ). Her next big-screen role came in the science fiction thriller "The Reconstruction of William Zero" (2014).

      Highest rated movies

      Pirates of Silicon Valley poster
      Pirates of Silicon Valley
      The Reconstruction of William Zero poster
      The Reconstruction of William Zero




      No Score Yet 83% The Happys Krista (Character) $21.0K 2016
      25% 31% The Reconstruction of William Zero Dr. Ashley Bronson (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Adam Casting - 2006
      89% 89% Pirates of Silicon Valley Elizabeth Holmes (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 17% Any Place but Home Brett (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close to Danger Natalie (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season in Purgatory Mary Pat Bradley (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Deadly Rival Ellie (Character) - 1995


      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries Carol Peletier (Character) 2020-2022
      79% 77% The Walking Dead Carol Peletier (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      No Score Yet 71% Talking Dead Guest 2018-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet AMC+ Fan Experience Unknown (Character) 2020-2022
      No Score Yet 70% The Walking Dead: Origins Self 2021
      No Score Yet 82% Ride With Norman Reedus Guest 2019 2021
      75% 59% Fear the Walking Dead Carol Peletier (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 31% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      63% 100% American Gothic Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1993